COVID 19 and Homelessness

The Oregon Housing Conference on COVID and Homelessness – on December 1 & 2, 2020 was an online interdisciplinary educational gathering of experts and advocates discussing issues about housing important to people in recovery from mental illness and addiction.


The Oregon Housing Conference was December 1 & 2, 2020. 

The conference sessions are recorded and available for attendees to review for the month of December.

CEU applications will be emailed to all registered attendees on December 4.

CEU applications will close December 31. 


The Conference in 2020 included four municipal case studies on COVID 19 and Homelessness within the Ninth Circuit Court.

Municipalities studied were Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Portland. Each city is within the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling Martin v. Boise.

Twelve hours of continuing education credit was available through the National Association of Social Workers of Oregon. The conference is also accredited through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon. Continuing education credit will remain available until December 31 for conference attendees.

The audience for the 2020 Oregon Housing Conference are national, knowledgeable, and keenly interested in what’s going right with COVID 19 – and what went wrong. We estimate the conference will be attended by 500 persons – clinicians and healthcare directors, housing developers and administrators, policy-makers, community leaders, law enforcement, and funders.

The Conference provided partial scholarships for full time students and people with lived experience of mental illness and addiction. Partial scholarships came with continuing education credit.

The Oregon Housing Conference welcomes people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the conference coordinator. Requests should be made at least 10 days prior to the event.